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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Friday 2 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14
Operator:Aeroflot / Polar
Registration: CCCP-04200
C/n / msn: 147001418
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Zikhnovo (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
Destination airport:Cherepovets Airport (CEE/ULBC), Russia
Narrative:
The Ilyushin was carrying Soviet polar researchers from Mys Schmidta (UHMI) back to Moscow. In bad weather the airplane flew into the side of Mt. Belaya.
Weather at the time of the crash: Lower ceiling of clouds 300 m, wind 8-10 km/h, rain, haze, visibility up to 4 km. The aircraft was seen flying too low already 20 km before the crash, at Vershinino.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Michael Roch/Soviet Transports


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Distance from Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport to Cherepovets Airport as the crow flies is 604 km (378 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Ilyushin Il-14

  • 1122 built
  • 29th loss
  • 27th fatal accident
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